Friday, March 1, 2024

W&M Field Hockey Wins Convincingly on Senior Day

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — William & Mary field hockey celebrated Senior Day with a dominant 7-0 win over Queens University of Charlotte on Friday night at Busch Field.

W&M seniors and graduate students accounted for six of the team’s seven goals on the night and three of its four assists. Graduate student Lauren Curran led the way with the Tribe’s first hat trick since 2018, while classmate Lonica McKinney scored twice. The Green and Gold’s seven goals are tied for the seventh most in a single game in school history.

Prior to the start of the match, W&M (8-8) honored its nine-member graduating class of Maddie GeorgeMollie SchumaAllison GoodwinJayden MoonMaddie McGaugheyBoowa ZarconeAudrey DomovichLauren Curran, and Lonica McKinney for their contributions to the program.

Curran scored twice in the opening period to jump start the Tribe offense. In the second minute, she carried the ball into the crease from the right endline and finished short side past the Queens goalkeeper. The Media, Pa., native recorded her second of the night in the 11th minute, dribbling into the center of the area from the left side and finishing into the left side boards.

In the second period, the Tribe scored twice in a 20-second span to push the halftime lead to 4-0. Graduate student Audrey Domovich converted a penalty corner with a hard shot from the top off assists from junior Pyper Friedman and senior Maddie McGaughey at the 19:38 mark. McKinney’s first tally of the night followed just 20 ticks later as she finished a pass from senior Jayden Moon at the back post.

Curran cemented her hat trick in the 39th minute, knocking down a pass from Moon and finishing from in close. It marked the first hat trick for a Tribe player since Woodard Hooper accomplished the feat vs. Towson in 2018. Moon’s two assists were also a career-high. Curran pushed her team-leading goals total to 10 on the year.

Friedman added her fifth goal of the season in the 51st minute, collecting a rebound and backhanding a shot into the right side boards.

McKinney notched her second marker of the game three minutes later to cap the scoring. She dribbled in from the left side along the end line and scored short side past the Queens GK.

The Tribe finished the night with a commanding 40-7 advantage in shots, including a 27-5 cushion in chances on goal. The 40 shots ranked as the ninth most in a single game in school history. W&M generated 12 penalty corners compared to three for Queens (0-16).

In goal, senior Maddie George made five saves to keep the clean sheet for the home side. Queens goalkeeper Manisha Desai finished with 19 saves.

Scoring
2′ | W&M – Lauren Curran (unassisted)
11′ | W&M – Curran (unassisted)
20′ | W&M – Audrey Domovich (Pyper Friedman/Maddie McGaughey)
20′ | W&M – Lonica McKinney (Jayden Moon)
39′ | W&M – Curran (Moon)
51′ | W&M – Friedman (unassisted)
54′ | W&M – McKinney (unassisted)

Starters
W&M – #1 George (GK), #2 Schuma, #3 Domovich, #8 Friedman, #9 McGaughey, #12 Moon,  #21 Goodwin, #22 Zarcone, #23 Trumbull, #24 McKinney, #33 Curran
Queens – #99 Desai (GK), #1 Alt, #4 Wagner, #8 McKenzie, #9 Powell, #14 Waters, #19 Huffman, #20 Iasiello, #25 Fitzgerald, #26 Moser, #33 Miller

Up Next
The Tribe wraps up the regular season at Richmond on Sunday, Oct. 29, at noon. The match will be streamed on ESPN+.

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